Srinagar Constituency: A Timeline

Srinagar: The Srinagar constituency, which has around 13.73 lakh eligible voters, has remained a stronghold of NC since 1975 when it started participating in the electoral politics following Indira-Sheikh accord. However, in 1996 the seat was won by Congress candidate Ghulam Mohammad Mir (Magami) when NC did not put up any candidate as majority NC […]

Polls To Be Held Under Heightened Security

Srinagar: Security arrangements have been tightened for the polling in Srinagar Parliamentary constituency, where frisking and search operations are back in view of recent sprung in militant attacks and election boycott call by separatists. The separatist organisations have issued a poll boycott call and militant activities have also witnessed increase during the past fortnight in […]

People Indifferent, Poll Fervour Missing

Srinagar: People by and large remained indifferent to poll process though contesting parties and candidates organized meetings, mostly indoors, seeking votes. Colourful banners and buntings, a common feature in any indian electoral exercise, remain missing in Srinagar. Friday was the last day of campaigning for Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency though hardly any rally was organized […]

Jammu Unites for Deportation of Rohingyas

Jammu: Hundreds of people here joined a protest march demanding deportation of Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi nationals from Jammu. Shouting slogans ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Rohingyas, Bangladeshis Ko Baahar Nikalo’, hundreds of people took out the rally under the banner of ‘Jammu Citizen Forum’. The rally started from Vivevkananda Chowk on foot and after […]

Jammu Inc Wants Rohingya Refugees Out, Silent On Sharnarthis? KEA

Srinagar: Reacting sharply to the statement issued by Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu  that it would start ‘Identify and Kill Movement’ against Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugees if they are not deported within one month by the J&K government, the Kashmir Economic Alliance alleged that so called movement aims at “systematic genocide of Muslims.”   KEA Chairman Muhammad […]

Flood Threat Almost Over

Srinagar: Flood threat is almost over though more wet weather is predicted during the next 24 hours in the Kashmir valley, where people had sleepless night during the past three days following increase in water level in river Jhelum and its tributaries due to torrential rains and snow. However, a number of low lying areas […]

Hizb Warns Gunmen Hailing TTP

Srinagar: United Jehad Council (UJC) Saturday said those gunmen who denounced Pakistan and its flag and hailed the terrorist organization Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have been identified and they don’t belong to any militant outfit. Pertinently, an armed militant who along with his five to six associates visited the grave of Naseer Ahmed Pandit, a […]

PDP Different from Other Parties: Mehbooba

Anantnag: Terming Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a party based on principles, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said her party’s agenda has always dictated the PDP leadership for taking any course of action. Seeking vote for her brother Mufti Tassaduq, contesting Anantnag seat, Mehbooba told a workers meet here that it was this basic declaration […]

PDP Only Praised Modi: Omar  

Srinagar: Alleging that ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has failed to rehabilitate flood victims, former chief minister and working president of the opposition National Conference Omar Abdullah said the party is only interested in praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PDP-BJP coalition Government has brought nothing but misery and humiliation for Kashmir, said Omar while […]

Elections Here Forces’ Drill: Hurriyat

Srinagar: Terming parliamentary elections as force’s drill & drama,  Hurriyat Conference (G) Saturday accused the state authorities of creating scare and harassment among people. Large contingent of forces personnel have been deployed in poll bound areas and almost all leaders and activists from resistance camp have been arrested. A Hurriyat (G) Spokesman condemning the arrest […]

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